Why Is My Cricut Iron on Not Sticking?

Using Cricut iron-on to make custom apparel and accessories is a great way to show your personal style and make unique items that can’t be found anywhere else. However, sometimes you might find that the iron-on isn’t sticking as well as it should, leaving you with a disappointing result.

Common Causes of Iron On Not Sticking

The most common cause of iron-on not sticking is due to a lack of heat or pressure. Make sure your iron temperature is set to the correct setting for the type of fabric you’re working with and that you are pressing down firmly for at least 15 seconds. It also helps to use an old towel or piece of fabric between your project and the iron to help evenly distribute the heat.

Another common problem is caused by poor quality materials. Make sure you’re using genuine Cricut products for best results. Low quality materials may not stick no matter how much pressure or heat you use.

Finally, it could be due to improper storage or handling. Make sure your iron-on materials are stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture.

How To Fix Iron On Not Sticking?

If your project still isn’t sticking after making sure all the above items are correct, there are some additional steps you can take. First, try using an EasyPress, which will provide more even heat than an ordinary household iron.

You can also try increasing the temperature slightly on your ordinary household iron, but make sure not to exceed the recommended temperature for your fabric type.

Finally, if all else fails, try using Cricut Heat Transfer Vinyl instead of Iron On Vinyl as it may adhere better depending on the fabric type.


If your Cricut Iron On isn’t sticking properly it could be due to a lack of heat or pressure, poor quality materials, improper storage/handling or incorrect settings on your iron/EasyPress. To fix this problem make sure all these things are correct before trying additional steps such as increasing temperature slightly or switching to Heat Transfer Vinyl.